Amazing gesture from AEW … the wrestling org. is now selling Jay Briscoe shirts following the wrestler’s tragic death, noting that all of the tee’s sales will go toward his family.
The shirts officially launched this week — just days after Briscoe, real name Jamin Pugh, was killed in a car crash in Delaware.
The black-and-red threads feature an image of Briscoe with a championship belt, as well as the words “Reach for the sky.” They also have his name and the years of his birth and death on them.
Each tee costs $24.99 — money the AEW, which purchased the Ring of Honor promotion that Briscoe wrestled for last March, says will go entirely “to benefit the Pugh family.”
“The Pugh family lost a husband, a father, a brother, a son,” the wrestling org. said in a statement Monday, “and in an effort to both honor Jay’s memory as well as support those left behind, we are offering this ‘Reach For The Sky’ t-shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the Pugh family as they cope with this tragic loss.”
As we reported, Briscoe was killed on Jan. 17 after a car suddenly veered into his lane and collided with his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 head-on. He was just 38 years old.
Briscoe’s two daughters were in the car at the time of the wreck, but, thankfully, survived. The wrester’s wife asked for prayers for the two girls in a social media post following the crash.
A GiveSendGo page was set up for the family in the days after the accident — and it’s already raised $290,000. Several pro wrestling stars, including Chris Jericho, were listed as donors to the fund.